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|3rd Commissioner of the NBA|
June 1, 1975 – February 1, 1984
|Preceded by||J. Walter Kennedy|
|Succeeded by||David Stern|
|Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
March 5, 1970 – July 14, 1972
|Preceded by||Fred R. Harris|
|Succeeded by||Jean Westwood|
August 30, 1968 – January 14, 1969
|Preceded by||John Moran Bailey|
|Succeeded by||Fred R. Harris|
|57th United States Postmaster General|
November 3, 1965 – April 10, 1968
|President||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Preceded by||John A. Gronouski|
|Succeeded by||W. Marvin Watson|
Lawrence Francis O'Brien Jr.
July 7, 1917
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||September 28, 1990
New York City, U.S.
Elva Brassard (m. 1945)
|Education||Northeastern University (LLB)|
Lawrence Francis O'Brien Jr. (July 7, 1917 – September 28, 1990) was an American politician and basketball commissioner. He was one of the United States Democratic Party's leading electoral strategists for more than two decades. He served as Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Lyndon Johnson and chair of the Democratic National Committee. He also served as commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1975 to 1984. The NBA Championship Trophy is named after him.
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